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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin etiam.

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AdverbEdit

etiam

  1. also, too

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From et (and, also) +‎ iam (now, already).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

etiam (not comparable)

annexes a fact or thought to that which has already been said:
  1. (in general) and also, and furthermore, also, likewise, besides
  2. (in particular):
    1. (to annex a more important idea) and even, nay, even
      1. (frequently after negative sentences, for immo or potius) nay, rather, even
      2. (frequently with comparatives for the sake of intensity, in later Latin replaced by adhūc) yet, still
      3. (rare) with an adjective in the comparative degree, in contrast with that adjective’s own positive degree
    2. (with the demonstrative notion of the iam predominating, used as an affirmative) certainly, granted, by all means, yes indeed, yes
    3. (with the idea of time predominating) yet, as yet, even yet, still, even now
      1. (with negatives) not yet, never yet
    4. (in familiar language, in interrogations, especially when made indignantly) akin to what? pray?
    5. (in familiar language, with imperatives) again, once more
      1. in impatient questions

SynonymsEdit

  • (in general: and also, too): quoque

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